Seventeen songs topped the Billboard pop charts 30 years ago in 1983. Do you remember these songs and videos?
Daryl Hall and John Oates – Maneater – This song topped the charts for two weeks in January.
Men At Work – Down Under – The band from Australia took this song to No. 1 for four weeks in January and February.
Toto – Africa – This song topped the chart for one week in February.
Patti Austin and James Ingram – Baby, Come To Me – This song was No. 1 for two weeks in February.
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – Michael Jackson was all over the charts in 1983. This song spent seven weeks at No. 1.
Dexy's Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen – This one-hit wonder hit the top of the charts in April.
Michael Jackson – Beat It – After a one-week break, Michael returned to the top with this hit. It stayed at No. 1 for three weeks.
David Bowie – Let's Dance – David Bowie's resurgence culminated with this No. 1 hit that spent one week at the top in May.
Irene Cara – Flashdance … What A Feeling – The movie was a mega-hit, and the soundtrack was huge, too. This song was No. 1 for six weeks.
The Police – Every Breath You Take – This song was unavoidable in the summer of 1983. It spent eight weeks at the top of the chart.
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams – This song hit the top spot for a week in September.
Michael Sembello – Maniac – Another song from "Flashdance" hit the top for two weeks.
Billy Joel – Tell Her About It – One of Joel's many hits made it to No. 1 for a week in September.
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart – This epic song spent four weeks at No. 1.
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton – Islands In The Stream – The country combination hit No. 1 for two weeks in October and November.
Lionel Richie – All Night Long – This song was at the top for four weeks in November and December.
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson – Say Say Say – This song was at the top for four weeks to end the year.